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Call for papers. 28th International Population Conference
The IUSSP calls to submit proposals for an oral or poster communication (3 maximum per person) before 15 December 2016, the deadline for the call for submissions. The submission website will be soon available from the IUSSP home page and Conference website. Those submitting papers will be asked to login with their IUSSP identification (email address) and password. Non-IUSSP members can also submit after they create an IUSSP user account. IUSSP We will send out an announcement as soon as the submission website is open. You can, however, begin to consult the list of themes and topics. The Theme conveners and session organizers will select papers to include in the programme before 15 April 2017.They will be assisted in their task by the advice of over 100 reviewers we have recruited to help in the review and evaluation of all submissions.
For more information, visit http://ipc2017capetown.iussp.org/.
Call for papers: Workshop on the One-Belt-One-Road strategy and its implications for international migration and socio-ecological changes
The implementation of the One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) strategy initiated by the Chinese government in 2013 and the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015 to back the initiative have attracted enormous attention from academic scholars and the public arena. The OBOR strategy is indeed likely to generate an important impact in the regions along the land based Silk Road Economic Belt on the Eurasian continent and the ocean-going Maritime Silk Road linking Asia, Europe and Africa. The OBOR initiative will enhance international and internal migration, contribute to changes in population growth and population compositions (by age, education, rural/urban residence, religion, nationality), as well as in the spatial distribution. It will in turn lead to changes in labor productivity, consumption patterns and lifestyles, and consequently generate opportunities and challenges to economic growth, social integration, resource use and environmental protection.
The Asian Population Association scientific group (APA SG) on “OBOR Strategy: Implications on Population Dynamics and Socio-ecological Impacts” in collaboration with Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) at Shanghai University and the Asian Meta Centre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, will hold the first workshop. The workshop will focus on the countries and regions along the OBOR and the themes include, but are not limited to the following:
• Estimation and projection of international migration along OBOR at regional, national, and subnational levels
• Investigating and modeling the socio-demographic profiles of international migrants
• Effects of international migration on population dynamics and spatial distribution in the origin and destination
• Economic, social, demographic, and environmental drivers of international migration
• Social and economic integration of international migrants and the impacts of increased migration on countries of origin and destination
• Effects of international migration on national and regional economic growth, technological development, and environmental/climate change
Please send your extended abstract (2-4 pages containing research questions/hypotheses, data sources, methods, and key findings) or full paper (5,000 to 6,000 words) to Yu Zhang zhang.yu.sh @qq.com. Please also include a short biography of a maximum of 100 words. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2017. For more information, see http://adri.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx?tabid=35376&ctl=Detail&mid=67693&Id=206057&SkinSrc=%5BL%5DSkins/adrie/ADRIe2.
Call for papers: Transformations 2017
The organizers of the conference "Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice" have issued a call for papers. The conference will run from 30 August to 1 September 2017 at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Transformations2017, the third conference in a biennial series, will focus on addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. The deadline for abstracts is 2 September 2016. Future Earth is a partner of Transformations 2017, and the Future Earth Transformations Knowledge-Action Network will run sessions during the conference. Other partners are the University of Dundee, the James Hutton Institute and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR). More information about the conference or how to submit abstracts is available at http://www.transformations2017.org/.Location: University of Dundee, Scotland,
Call for Papers: International Seminar on Urban Health Transformations
The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography invites any paper which investigates the transformation of urban health or demographic regimes and hope to gather a programme which will allow comparisons of a range of places which experienced urban growth of different speeds and characters, or with different disease environments. The panel welcomes papers addressing a wide spectrum of historical eras from the earliest cities up to the present day, and from all continents. Contributions from a variety of aspects including: the demographic risks of mortality and ill-health for individuals, groups and places, and the development of institutions and infrastructure and the health environment are welcome. Studies focusing on particular components of mortality (e.g. by age or cause) are encouraged as well as those which investigate less easily measured aspects of health. Also welcome those who can examine the spatial details of urban health using GIS, and those who aim to shed light on the role of migration. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2016.
The full announcement of the seminar is available at http://iussp.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1895&qid=754994. For further information, please contact Seminar Organizers: Alice Reid (amr1001 @cam.ac.uk), Diego Ramiro (diego.ramiro @cchs.csic.es), and Romola Davenport (rjd23 @cam.ac.uk).Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom,